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Performance Management Newsletter
~ Fall 2018 ~

LOCS has spent the summer and early fall working on developing learner profiles for each region using data from 2017-18. Here are some highlights of what we found out for the combined LOCS Regional Literacy Network:

1,750  Total Number of Learners

Main differences in Goal Paths (greater than 5% variance) between LOCS and Eastern Region were in Employment -- LOCS 29%, ER 35% -- and Apprenticehip -- LOCS 8%, ER 4%.
Note that the total percentage of income sources does not equal 100%. For example, a learner can be Employed while a client of Ontario Works or drawing Employment Insurance.

A LOCS regional average of 15% of learners both indicated that they were employed full time or part time, while 63% identified as unemployed.
For full learner profile analysis by LOCS region and by sector, access detailed reports through the Knowledge Management System (a project of the Workforce Development Board/Local Employment Planning Council).

Regional reports: Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough, Northumberland, Hastings

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LOCS Q4 Regional Conference

We want your suggestions for our Q4 regional event
being held in March 2019.

All ideas are good ideas! Submit your's today: 

Serving learners under 19

LOCS has received clarification from MTCU about serving learners under 19 years of age. Here's what we learned: 

The Learner Eligibility guidelines are in fact included in the LBS service provider transfer payment agreement. (see Article 4 “Learner Eligibility” of Schedule “C”).  As such they are not merely guidelines, but are articles within the agreement that must be adhered to.  The ministry interpretation is that the age exception must not exceed 10% of total active Learners (both new and carryover) at any time during the fiscal year.

Note! Where providers are nearing the 10% maximum exception rule, they are advised to call their ETC (and/or LOCS). We can explore reasons behind the high numbers of exceptions and possible changes to practices (both within the service provider themselves as well as within the network and possibly the educational system).

Did you know...?

LBS is funded both provincially and federally, through the Labour Market Development Agreement (LMDA) and through the former Canada Ontario Job Fund Agreement, now the Workforce Development Agreement (WDA).

Recognition of both our funding sources are reflected in the wordmark that we now use on our websites and other public documents.

Upcoming Professional Development Events


Online Community of Practice for LBS

October 25th, 2-3:30pm - Math Anxiety
Dealing with math anxiety is an ongoing challenge for everyone supporting learners.  Especially those learners whose previous experiences with math have been anything but confidence inspiring!

November 22nd, 2-3:30pm - Making Math Fun! 
Join a panel discussion moderated by Andrea Dickinson, Executive Director of Tri-County Literacy Network.  Learn some tips, tricks, and teaching strategies to make math fun for learners.  Help them enjoy math throughout their learning journey with you!

For all the Online Community of Practice Webinar information visit -

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